Suddenly, it was like the mist in the distance had been pulled apart by an invisible hand, and the scene there became clear.
A thin figure stood 3km away. He wore white clothes and had a blood red spear on his pack. The tip of the spear faced the sky and was branded by a wisp of bright scarlet red blood. It seemed like a blood red pupil that desired to have its fill of fresh blood!
As he stood there casually, he seemed handsome and noble to the extreme. He was like a beautiful expanse of landscape or a spirit that covered the heavens and the earth, and he stayed otherworldly and completely aloof from the mortal world.
The figures of Cangyun Ye and the others actually couldn’t help but stiff in unison when they saw him, and they revealed a wisp of shock.
Shi Chuge!What’s he doing here?
He was a renowned figure in the high level Shi Clan, and he’d been chosen by Bloodsky to be its inheritor since the moment he was born. Moreover, this made him the only descendant of the Shi Clan who had obtained Bloodsky’s acknowledgement throughout the boundless years that the Shi Clan had existed!
Now, Shi Chuge had become the number one expert in the Region Lord Realm throughout the Shi Clan! His combat strength was so formidable that only Suiren Kuanglan, Beiming Canghai, Tang Xiao’xiao, and Xia Ruoyuan were able to rival him!
However, unlike those other dazzling figures, Shi Chuge kept a very low profile and practically lived in seclusion. He rarely showed himself before the eyes of others.
He and his spear alone fought and slaughtered at the Ancient Path of Blood that the Shi Clan had established just for him. So, no one knew exactly how formidable his current combat strength was.
The most shocking aspect was that Shi Chuge was infatuated by cultivating, and there was nothing besides the Grand Dao within his heart.
Yet now, he hadn’t just left his secluded cultivation to participate in the Battle of Dao Protectors, he’d actually made an appearance in Mist Forest and targeted Chen Xi. This caused Cangyun Ye and the others to simply feel as if they were dreaming.
If someone said that Shi Chuge had shown himself with the intention of rescuing them from Chen Xi, then there would probably be no one who believed them throughout the Divine Dao Protector Clans!
After all, it was common knowledge that Shi Chuge was concentrated in his own world, and he was an unparalleled figure who was indifferent to everything else.
But in next to no time, Cangyun Ye and the others were overjoyed. They were very well aware that the five high level clans had made a joint decision before the Battle of Dao Protectors had even begun, and that decision was to eliminate Chen Xi!
Now, Shi Chuge had shown himself here, so it was naturally for the sake of slaughtering Chen Xi!
In that way, it would indirectly help them resolve the lethal threat that Chen Xi brought to them.
So, how could Cangyun Ye and the others avoid feeling overjoyed and excited?
However, they could only restrain their overjoyed emotions right now. Because Chen Xi was just 30m away from them while Shi Chuge hadn’t even attacked yet, so they didn’t dare to act in any way that would be harmful to their current situation.
Shi Chuge! Chen Xi had practically instantly recognized him as well. However, Shi Chuge seemed completely different in Chen Xi’s eyes.
While he still seemed weak and slightly fragile, it was the terrifying aura of an abyss or surging ocean was hidden within his body.
His firm and persistent will to fight was an extraordinary form of natural talent and character. He was like the eyes of a storm. It seemed calm yet would actually rage through and devour the world as soon as it erupted!
He’s a very formidable opponent! Chen Xi’s eyes narrowed. He noticed that when compared to Chi Qingying, Shi Chuge seemed to possess a trace of an aura that made even him feel fearful.
However, Chen Xi was very clearly aware that Chi Qingying and Shi Chuge had completely different characters, and they took completely different paths as well. So, only a true battle would be able to determine their true strengths, and any other form of judgment couldn’t be taken seriously.
“You want to fight me fairly?” Chen Xi asked calmly after a short moment of silence.
“Let them go and I’ll give you that chance.” Shi Chuge’s gaze shot over while a powerful and extraordinary imposing aura surged out from within him. It was condensed and murderous as it locked firmly onto Chen Xi.
Just this words alone showed that while Shi Chuge was indifferent to everything else and was only concentrated on his own path towards the Dao, it didn’t represent that he didn’t know the ways of the world or possess the intellect to engage in a battle of words.
Obviously, how could anyone capable of cultivating to such a level be ordinary?
Hearing these words allowed Cangyun Ye and the others to relax completely. No matter if it was when they faced Chi Qingying or Chen Xi, it made them feel horrified like they were sitting on a cushion of thorns while a blade was pressed against their backs. At this moment, the resolute attitude revealed by Shi Chuge’s words allowed them to finally feel a sense of security that they hadn’t felt for a long time.
This was Shi Chuge’s charm. When one was formidable to a certain extent, every single word that person spoke or action that person made carried immeasurable influence.
Chen Xi didn’t hesitate to reply. “What if I don’t agree?”
Shi Chuge’s white clothed fluttered as he raised his hands lightly to tie his long hair up, and then his imposing aura suddenly became fierce and sharp while his gaze was like an ice cold blade that was simply capable of tearing space apart.
“Then I wouldn’t mind killing you right now.” His invisible killing intent and battle intent was like a ripple that silently suffused this expanse of the heavens and the earth. For a time, all things bowed before him and the world changed.
The Talisman Armament in Chen Xi’s palm let out a low and clear howl when facing all of this, but it fell back into silence in the end.
“Actually, you could have just attacked me with these fellows. It would probably be the most direct and effective method.” Chen Xi frowned as he spoke these words, and he seemed to be quite puzzled.
Cangyun Ye and the others were stunned because it was exactly what they were thinking. So long as Shi Chuge attacked, then they would definitely not stand by idly. In that way, they would absolutely be able to destroy any chances Chen Xi had of surviving.
“You didn’t stand by idly and watch that Dao Defiant kill them, so I won’t use force against you right now as well.” Shi Chuge spoke frankly, and it was like he couldn’t be bothered to conceal his intentions. “That would go beyond my principles.”
Chen XI nodded and said, “I understand. I’ll give you an honorable death when we meet again.”
As soon as he finished speaking, Chen Xi turned around and left. He actually paid no further attention to Cangyun Ye’s group, and he didn’t spare Shi Chuge another glance as well.
He just walked off like that in a calm and composed manner.
When Chen Xi’s figure vanished within the mist, Shi Chuge finally raised his hand and undid the binding on his hair, and his imposing aura became flat and otherworldly again.
“Why didn’t you seize this opportunity to kill him?”
“Yes, that fellow has suffered a heavy injury. It’s the best time to eliminate that Savior!”
Cangyun Ye and the others were slightly unwilling to just watch as Chen Xi left, and they couldn’t help but ask these questions.
Shi Chuge just glanced at them, and then all of their voices vanished simultaneously. Moreover, a strand of coldness had appeared in their hearts while their expressions changed a little.
After that, Shi Chuge turned around and walked away as well.
“All of you owe me a favor, and I’ll become the responsibility of your clans if you die during the Battle of Dao Protectors.” His voice was calm, indifferent, and completely emotionless. After that, Shi Chuge’s figure gradually vanished.
In an instant, the expressions on the faces of Cangyun Ye and the others changed. They weren’t able to figure out why Shi Chuge had acted in this way, and it was even to the extent that they were displeased by his actions. However, they could only bear with it.
What could they do when they were facing Shi Chuge?
“We were able to survive no matter what.” Suoying Fu laughed with self-ridicule.
“What should we do now?” Tai Rui frowned as he spoke.
“Give up on targeting Chen Xi. All of you’ve seen it for yourselves. We… aren’t a match for him at all.” Cangyun Ye took a deep breath while his voice was slightly bitter. “Perhaps we really shouldn’t have gotten ourselves into such things.”
The others fell silent.
They recalled the dangers and bloodshed throughout their journey here and recalled how Chen Xi still possessed a horrifyingly formidable combat strength even when he was heavily injured. They couldn’t help but feel an extreme sense of defeat and dejection in their hearts.
Perhaps only figures like Shi Chuge could crush a fellow like him?
Quite some time passed before Feiling Xue frowned and sighed. “However, the Battle of Dao Protectors hasn’t come to an end. Even though we’ve given up on it, it doesn’t mean that Chen Xi will give up on taking revenge on us.”
The expressions of Cangyun Ye and the others instantly turned gloomy while their hearts fell into chaos.
In the depths of Mist Forest, Chen Xi carefully concealed himself before he let out a long sigh, and a wisp of gloominess appeared between his brows.
Chi Qingying had taken him by surprise just now during their confrontation and plucked off a head before leaving unhurriedly.
After that, he entered into confrontation with Shi Chuge, yet had no choice but to give up on killing Cangyun Ye’s group and leave.
All of this seemed to have ended in a peaceful and safe manner, but Chen Xi was clearly aware that he wouldn’t have to exercise such forbearance at all if he were at his prime!
Indeed, Chi Qingying and Shi Chuge were both extremely strong, and it was even to the extent that they could be considered as extraordinary and unparalleled figures amongst Ninth Star Region Lord Realm. However, they weren’t anything to fear in Chen Xi’s opinion.
This came from the confidence he had in his own combat strength!
No one knew that Chen Xi had arrived at the extreme of perfection in the Ninth Star Region Lord Realm while cultivating behind closed doors in Oracle Mountain for those few hundred years of time. Moreover, no one knew that his cultivation in the Dao Heart and Sword Dao had arrived at an unprecedented height!
After all, he’d defeated the number one Ninth Star Region Lord within the Chen Clan, Chen Daoyuan, while he was still at the Sixth Star Region Lord Realm!
Unfortunately, Chen Xi was were unlucky, and he suffered a surprise attack on just the 3rd day after he entered Mist Forest. He was heavily injured by the Godkill Thorn. So, no matter how heaven defying his combat strength was, it wasn’t very helpful to the situation he was in.
In next to no time, Chen Xi shook his head and stopped thinking about all of that. The Godkill Thorn had been devoured by the Dao Calamity Sword while the Cursed Energy within him had been completely eliminated. Even though his injuries were still present, it wouldn’t take long for him to completely recover.
At that time, Chen Xi wanted to see if figures like Chi Qingying and Shi Chuge would dare to act arrogantly before him again!
At the same time, a blood red light shot into the sky from the mysterious and strange altar in the depths of Mist Forest, and Chi Qingying turned his head to look towards the distance as he chuckled. “Savior, I’ll be waiting for you at Slaughter Highlands. You must come there….”
Chi Qingying stepped into the blood red light as he spoke, and then he swiftly vanished on the spot.
After that, the ancient altar fell once more into deathly silence.